The top three ranked foilists in the world are Italian.
[Gold]Stanislav Pozdniakov, Russia
[Silver]Mihai Covaliu, Romania
[Bronze]Aldo Montano, Italy
Pozdniakov has won five straight European titles.
The Russians have won each of the last three gold medals.
[Gold]Laura Flessel-Colovic, France
[Silver]Adrienne Hormay, Hungary
[Bronze] Li Na, China
Flessel-Colovic, the 1996 champ, served a three-month doping suspension in 2002.
The Hungarians and the world champs from Russia are also in the mix.